Every once in a while, new content matches up with new technology so perfectly that it leaves an indelible mark on the psyche of a generation. If you whisper “Dark Side of the Moon” to a dinner party full of boomers, a glaze forms over their eyes. It might look like they’re staring into their chardonnay, but in their minds, they’re tenderly fondling that famous cardboard sleeve with its mysterious prism. Or maybe they’re easing a microscopic needle tenderly down onto the edge of a vinyl disc. They’re far, far away, in a place rich with meaning and memory. Those high fidelity sounds, those feelings, and the endless rotation of a Long Playing record are inextricably linked in the minds of an entire generation.
Nope, that’s not us. This is not that type of situation. We’re not about to get misty eyed, dear reader, about the adolescent emotions of a perpetually naive and self indulgent generation. We’re talking about Deadpool, here. We’re talking about Deadpool on the blockchain. It’s not a product meant to stir up the predictable, vapid emotions of an entire demographic. This is insanity on insanity, targeted at a niche within a niche. It’s a pairing that will leave you either ice cold or hot for more.
For those of us who get it, Deadpool and blockchain go together like Drano and tin foil. If you’re wondering why you can’t buy Avengers posters on OpenSea yet, it’s because the Avengers crowd is too busy drinking light beer and posting indignant replies to their uncles’ political posts on Facebook to download MetaMask and manage their own private keys. It’s no coincidence that Deadpool was the first Marvel hero to make it to our weird corner of the internet. Many of the same irreverent pissants that demanded a franchise like Deadpool demand a path out of the legacy financial-industrial complex. Ethereum provides exactly that.
And now those weirdos have bought all the good Deadpool posters on OpenSea. But don’t worry, you can find a few stragglers here, and there’s more on the way.
Huge props to The GFT™ Exchange for managing the handoff of these assets from their platform to ours!
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